The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health


Introducing the Leadership Team

The Department is proud to introduce you to its outstanding senior faculty. Nationally renowned, these men and women have made and continue to make important contributions to the fields of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health. They represent the core of the academic teaching program.


Sharmila K. Makhija, MD, MBAProfessor and University Chair
The Chella & Moise Safra Chair

Sharmila K. Makhija, MD, MBA 


Gary L. Goldberg, MDVice Chair
Gynecologic Services
The Linda and Earle Altman Faculty
Scholar for Cancer Research

Gary L. Goldberg, MD 

Cynthia Chazotte, MDVice Chair
Obstetrical Services 

Cynthia Chazotte, MD 

Mark Einstein, MD MS​Vice Chair

Mark H. Einstein, MD, MS 


Mark Levie, MDAssociate Chair 

Mark D. Levie, MD 


Unified  Administrator
Avalon Lance, MHA, BSN 


Hospital Site Leaders

Erika H. Banks, MD, Director of Gynecology, Weiler Division

Ashlesha Dayal, MD, Director of Obstetrics, Weiler Division

Rodney Wright, MD, MS, Director, Wakefield Division

Mark D. Levie, MD, Director, Moses Division


Division Directors

Family Planning, Nerys Benfield, MD

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Magdy Mikhail, MB, BCH

Fetal Medicine, Peer Dar, MD

Gynecologic Oncology, Gary L. Goldberg, MD

Maternal Fetal Medicine, Peter S. Bernstein, MD, MPH

Medical Genetics, Susan D. Klugman, MD

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Mark D. Levie, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Harry J. Lieman, MD


Program Directors

Family Planning Fellowship, Nerys Benfield, MD

Fellowship Council, Brian L. Cohen, MD

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, Marjorie Jean-Michel, MD

Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship, Dennis Yi-Shin Kuo, MD

Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship, Peter S. Bernstein, MD

Medical Genetics, Susan D. Klugman, MD

Midwifery Program, Ashlesha Dayal, MD

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship, Co-Directors - Mark Levie, MD and Scott Chudnoff, MD

Physician Assistant Program, Jung Ki Park, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship, Erkan Buyuk, MD

Residency Program, Erik Banks, MD; Deputy Director, Peter Fanti, MD

Undergraduate Medical Education Program, Staci Pollack, MD


The Broader Medical School Affiliate Network

As the Medical College has expanded its clinical base beyond the Bronx with affiliations all over the New York metropolitan area, the department has proceeded in step with affiliations such as Bronx Lebanon Hospital. Each has an Ob/Gyn program led by senior faculty members who are either new to the department or are long standing faculty members. They provide Einstein with a standard of excellence to be envied throughout the greater New York community.

Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Magdy Mikhail, MB, BCH
North Bronx Health Care Network, Michael Zinaman, MD

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